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Monday 31 January 2022

The Start of Something Amazing

This year I started the 5K Parkruns on a Saturday morning at my local Hockey club, but last weekend I was in Norringham with my daughters and so we tried the Wollaton Hall Parkrun, through the Park with deer the Hall and a beautiful lake. The weather was very windy but it stayed dry and we all improved our time. There were nearly 300 runners, compared the the nearly 100 here is Suffolk.

The layout is made with the freebie Cutfile from Peartree Cutfiles for this month's Design Team challenge. I picked out the colours from our clothes.

I used:
Distress Inks
Peartree Cutfile
Basic Grey Lauderdale stickers and papers
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits - Alphanumeric Label
Creative Expression Mini Stencil - Boot Print
Cocoa Vanilla - Happiness - Meadow

Thanks for looking
Lynn x


Thursday 20 January 2022

Match Time

January Peardrop On-line Crop Challenge #3 - In with the new! Use some new stash. I chose these new papers from Photoplay Colorplay Scoccer collection. another layout of four generations of our family at a match following their team West Ham United. 

I also used:
Distress Oside Inks
Peartree Cutfile
Memory Box Hexagon Dies
Embossing folder - dots

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Me and My Shadow

January Peardrop On-line Crop challenge #4 - New Start - choose something from your stash and start from there.

This layout shows my Dad washing his car and my baby brother being 'just like Dad' with his trike. My starting point was a sheet of stickers from Basic Grey's Lauderdale collection.


I added to the sticker sheet with some papers from the same collection.
Baker's Twine
Peartree Cutfile
Distress Inks

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday 18 January 2022

New Year, New Specs!

January Pear Drop Online Crop - Challenge Two 'New Beginnings' - Scrap something new to you - anything goes!

I chose to scrap this photo of my daughter, Catherine who picked up her new glasses at the beginning of this year.

I used:
Creative Imaginations - Narratives by Karen Russell - Pink Lined
Bazzill cardstock in blue
Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
Snowflake printed vellum & blue vellum
Sizzix BigzXL die - Society
Large Hearts Circle - Peartree Cutfile
Stampendous Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday 17 January 2022

Made Up With Love

A little extra layout using the Papermaze January kit. I have two more to share in a couple of weeks, but made this little extra as well. I couldn't resist scrapping these photos of my great niece, who had been having fun with some make up!

Please see THIS earlier post for details of the kit, now available from Papermaze. The details of making this layout are on the Scrap, Paper, Scissors Blog.

From the kit I used:
White and
Guava Sensation Bazzill
Carta Bella - Gather At Home - 4 x 4 Journalling Cards 
P13 - Let Your Creativity Bloom - #06 paper

From my stash I used:
Distress Inks
Cotton Candy Spritz Shimmerz
buttons, sequins, gems, pearls
Nuvo Drops


I will be back with two more layouts using this kit soon.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Sunday 16 January 2022

Take Your Pick

Today was the Papermaze crop and this is my version of the crop kit designed by Vanessa.

I chose to scrap this photo of some pin cushions I knitted in the shape of cup cakes for my scrapbooking friends at a weekend retreat we held at Debden. When I looked up the date I was surprised to find it was as long ago as 2010!

The post where I shared these cup cakes and the details for making them can be found HERE.

Lovely to be back at the crop, thanks for a lovely day Vanessa and others.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Saturday 15 January 2022

Family Time

Here today with the second layout using the January Papermaze kit is now available to buy from the shop or online.

A family gathering, little Scarlett with her aunt, uncle and great grandmother.

From the kit I used:
Carta Bella - Gather At Home - 4 x 4 Journalling Cards
P13 - Let Your Creativity Bloom - #06
Bazzill Basics -
Guava Sensation, Pigment, Amber & Rain Forest
3 Prima leaves

Bazzill Extra Pack - Guava Sensation, Pigment, Amber & Rain Forest

From my stash I used:
Vicki Boutin Greenery Stencil
Distress Oxide Inks
Shimmerz Spritz (Cotton Candy)
Hanging Planters Sizzix Thinlits set
gold brads
gems, sequins and pearls
Nuvo crystal and glitter drops

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Tiny Type Sizzix Thinlits die set.

I'll be back with more soon.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Friday 14 January 2022

Snape in Winter

Here is my first layout for the Papermaze January's kit, which is now available to buy from the shop or online. Vanessa has put together beautiful papers and embellishments, many on a home theme, but suitable for many different ideas. An exclusive knitwear stencil, which along with other items is great for scrapbooking crafty layouts.

Making use of the knitwear print paper and the stencil, I have scrapped these photos of my daughter in her warm woolly scarf, on a cold winter day in Snape.

From the kit I used:
American Crafts - Vicki Boutin - Fernwood - Happiness Blooms
Bazzill Basics - Whirlpool &
Rain Forest
P13 Ephemera Tickets
Fernwood Epoxy Paper Clip
exclusive stencil

From my stash I used:

Distress Oxide Ink
(Peeled Paint and Weathered Wood)
Martha Stewart border punch

bobble trim.

Tim Holtz Sizzlix Switchlits - Seal
Basic Grey Alpha Stickers
Sizzix BigzXL die

I'll be back with qnother layout tomorrow.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday 4 January 2022

Gift Boxed

Back today with a sixth layout made with the seasonal December Papermaze Kit.  It's amazing value to have been able to make six layouts from one Kit.

We received a box of gifts from our friends for the children's first Christmas, once unpacked, they had fun playing inside the box.

From the Kit I used:
Simple Stories - Make It Merry collection - Holliest & Jolliest, Wonder & Joy and Merry, Merry, Merry
Simple Stories - Holly Days collection - No Peeking!
American Crafts - Vicki Boutin - Warm Wishes collection - Holly Jolly
Echo Park - Jingle All The Way collection - 6 x 4 Journalling Cards
Bazzill Basics Cardstock - White,
Red Devil, & Hillary
Reverse side of papers:
12" holiday twine
strip gold & silver gems

From my own stash I used:
metallic red ric-rac
green bobble trim
beaded white trim
Sizzix Stitched Circles Thinlits die set
Uni-ball Signo Broad white pen. 




That's all for the December Kit. Back with the January kit very soon.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Monday 3 January 2022

Merry & Bright

Over on the Papermaze Blog today you will see two new layouts I have made using the last of the December Papermaze Kit.  It's amazing value to have been able to make six layouts from one Kit. Here is the first of those two layouts and this time I have gone with a pink and silver theme.

This is Scarlett in her pj's proudly standing in front of the silver tree, decorated in pink, white and silver decorations. 

From the kit I used:
Berry Blush Bazzill cardstock

P13 light chipboard phrases
Simple Stories - No Peeking!

From my own stash I used:
Silver Idea-ology Tinsel Twine
glittery silver funky foam
Memory Box die
foam alpha stickers
Sizzix Shadow Script Christmas die set
Star gems
Doodlebug Designs Shape Sprinkles - Winter Hugs hearts
Nuvo Silver Moondust Glitter drops, Carnation Pink Crystal Drops and Chalk White Stone Drops.


Back with the last layout for Decemberm tomorrow.
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x